Asarum caudatum (Wild Ginger)
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Plant Description: In spring, it develops distinct hirsute (hairy) cup-shaped, brown-purple to green-yellow flowers which terminate in three long gracefully curved lobes, often concealed by leaves. The long rhizomes give rise to persistent reniform (kidney/heart shaped) leaves. Leaves are found in colonies or clusters as the rhizome spreads. The leaves emit a ginger aroma when rubbed.
- Height: 1'
- Width: variable, spreading
- Watering needs: Moderate-High
- Sun needs: Full Shade, Part Shade
- Soil needs: Woodland soil with high organic content. Soil PH: 4.0 - 8.0
- Bloom Time: Spring
Landscape Use and Ecological Function: Ground cover that can be used as an understory to large trees. Can be mixed with other shade loving forest plants such as native ferns. Deer resistant.
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